Distance Learning Academy

Weekly Update Grades 6-12 / March 5

Dear Secondary Students and Families

We are concluding our second trimester next Thursday. Please prioritize your school work over the weekend and next week and finish strong. If you receive a voicemail or email from our teachers, please respond. We are here to support each student and appreciate your partnership. The phone numbers below also receive text messages if that works better for you. Please remember to include your full name when texting.

Trimester 2 Grading

North Branch Area Distance Learning Academy grading scale for trimester 2 is as follows:

  • Students who have completed the necessary components and demonstrated mastery in the skills/standards identified by the student’s teacher before March 12 will earn a letter grade A-D, I, and NG

    • A = Students consistently and independently exceeds mastery of some standards/skills

    • B = Students consistently and independently demonstrates mastery of standards/skills

    • C = Student demonstrates mastery of standards/skills with some support

    • D = Student does not yet demonstrate mastery of some standards/skills with some support

    • I = Incomplete evidence to measure the level of the standards/skills

    • NG (No Grade) = No evidence of learning

  • A student who receives an “I” (Incomplete) will need to complete work to demonstrate mastery in the skills/standards identified by the student’s teacher to earn credit/grade. If a student ends the trimester with an “I” they will not receive credit for the class until identified work is completed. Teachers will communicate with students and families surrounding the specifics for each student. Students will have up to two weeks to demonstrate mastery in the skills/standards identified by the teacher. If the student is unable to demonstrate mastery of the identified standards/skills the “I” will turn to an “NG”

  • A student who receives a “NG”(No Grade) will need to retake the entire class in credit recovery school to earn credit. An “NG” will not impact a student’s GPA.

IMPORTANT - TRIMESTER 3 SCHEDULES

Trimester 3 schedules are posted in StudentVue. Please log in and verify your schedule and if you have concerns call 651-674-1051.


Over the last days, we have been calling families and students whose schedule is not yet complete. If you did receive a phone call, please complete the process so that we can ensure your schedule is correct for Trimester 3.

SPRING BREAK - MARCH 12 THROUGH MARCH 19

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